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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2007, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Default I do go out sometimes - winter TR to Baker

Went out for a quick overnight trip to Artist Point on Baker just before my surgery so I thought I would post some pics. I have to admit that new gear does have it's advantages over retro gear for me.



Camp at night and the next morning


Time to take some turns and exit to better visiblity


New snow 15-20cm was holding generally well to the early December rain crust but it was my second time out so I didn't tempt any steeper slopes that morning.

Very nice starter trip for the season

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looks like fun, camping in the snow...
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Paul -

Looks like you picked a good way prepare yourself before the doctor business. I haven't attempted a snow camp adventure yet but our bedroom is the coldest part of the house so i pretend . . . .

Happy new year!
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Nice trip . Hopefully you'll stay sain until your doc gives you the OK to get back out there []
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That's some nice gear you have there. What kind of bindings are on those Volkl's?
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Awesome Paul!
I'll get out soon enough - eeehhh I hope [B)]

Beautiful pictures - looks so peaceful

Happy New Year... way to take out the old one, and bring on the new year with some good times!
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Thanks folks, yeah it was nice to get out; last minute invite (one week before my "tummy tuck" LOL) from a friend who took the pictures.

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Thanks T2C
They're Sylvretta 555 easy-go. They were MEC's last pair before changing to the Sylvretta Pure line up but generally the same concept. They were a steal of a price but you have to remind yourself that it is Rear multidirectional release only when you take a dive. Surprizingly I've found them quite efficient.

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January 06 and I'm getting alot of encouragement to speed things along. Who wouldn't when you look at the mountains over the last couple of days. Keep your spirits up Shadee, you'll be back up soon also.
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AT Bindings Reminder for all.
When camped out and or storing your skis, make sure that the heel pieces are in the "boot-in" position so that there is no load placed on the springs. This is particularly important on very cold Ski camps where the plastic may be affected by the cold temps. I shattered a pair of DH bindings this way. If you look at the morning shot you'll clearly see my faut-pas which shows I haven't learned my lesson yet....ooops?

I don't think this applies to Dynafit bindings though because they work on a different principle. just a thought.
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Very much appreciate your post, Pmichaels. Your pictures show the great views I missed last year when we snowshoed up in the same area when the fog, cloud, and snow rolled on us then.

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Thanks for the tip on storing the AT skis & bindings. I think for many of us that would be an afterthought... or a neverthought.
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Great to see a TR of the area!

Did you park in the upper ski lot of the resort, pmichaels? I haven't done an overnight there in a couple years and am wondering if that's still the usual practice.
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Threeprime.....You are correct that is where we parked. I was lucky to get a close spot near the start of the track.
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